My Kirkus Q&A with Denise Fleming

h1 May 12th, 2016 by jules

I am pretty much the same person I was at age 4 or 5. I like the same things. I am still bossy and messy. Animals were my best friends then — and now. Still like to make things using bright colors. Abhor bedtime. Peanut butter, pickles, chocolate, and cheese and chips are my favorite foods. Have added iced tea. Want to touch things I am told not to. Not fond of combing my hair.

See, the younger ones are my peeps. I know them through and through. Those older ones are more complicated.”

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Over at Kirkus today, I talk to author-illustrator Dense Fleming, pictured here, whose debut picture book is 25 years old this year. At Kirkus, we talk primarily about her newest book, Maggie and Michael Get Dressed, but we chat about more, too.

That is here this morning.

Until tomorrow …

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Photo of Denise Fleming used by her permission.


2 comments to “My Kirkus Q&A with Denise Fleming”

  1. In the Tall, Tall Grass was one of my daughter’s favorite books growing up (as was In the Small, Small, Pond). They were read and re-read. Again & again ;).

    As a dog lover, I’ll look forward to reading Denise’s latest. I am so excited that she’s writing about nests too, since I’m a bird nerd :).

    Thanks, Jules 🙂

  2. My pleasure, Maria!

    I cannot imagine my previous life as a school librarian and my current life as a parent withOUT her books.

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